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SmokyOkie
10-08-2008, 05:14 PM
I took some vacu-sucked baby backs out of the freezer to glaze over on the Hasty Bake. When I sliced them, the meat looked as pink as ham. In fact it was almost ham like in texture as well.

I've cooked some pretty pink ribs in my life, but I don't recall ever seeing any that took on this color and texture. I wonder if the vacuum and freezing had something to do with it.

Anybody else ever have this experience?
http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p190/dickeydoobbq/The%20Piglet%20Oct%2008/pink%20rib/HPIM1245.jpg

sorry once again for the fuzzy pic. Anybody got any tips on how to bring close ups more into focus?

PigCicles
10-08-2008, 05:47 PM
Are you sure you cooked em? Or did Mr. Coors come over again? I've had some pretty pink, but that looks to be really pink. Was there any kind of cure involved that you know of? Maybe a solution pack when you bought em?

You know what they say about ribs don't ya? They're all pink on the inside :roflmaoha0:. I think that was ribs:shrug:

Butt Lover's
10-08-2008, 06:12 PM
I get a better smoke ring when I vac -seel mine with the rub on - but wow, nothing like that. They look good!

BA_LoKo
10-08-2008, 06:45 PM
Tim, most of the time, my ribs are that pink right off of the smoker. The only time that pink goes away is when I reheat them in the microwave. I know it's not due to them being underdone though.

SmokyOkie
10-08-2008, 08:35 PM
Are you sure you cooked em? Or did Mr. Coors come over again? I've had some pretty pink, but that looks to be really pink. Was there any kind of cure involved that you know of? Maybe a solution pack when you bought em?

You know what they say about ribs don't ya? They're all pink on the inside :roflmaoha0:. I think that was ribs:shrug:

Have you forgotten that myclaim to fame is overcooking, not undercooking?:roflmaoha0:

No cure, just a good rub. I was thinking that maybe the combination of the smoke and the salt from the rub had a cure effect over time in the vac pack.






I get a better smoke ring when I vac -seel mine with the rub on - but wow, nothing like that. They look good!

They were!

Welcome to The Joint BL! have you stopped in to the "C'mon in and sit down" forum and introduced yourself? I'm sure everybody is anxious to meet you.

TX Sandman
10-08-2008, 08:52 PM
Anybody else ever have this experience?

:shrug: Not here. Heard of it happening to some folks who used enhanced meats, though. Might be a salt/smoke/time combo.

SmokyOkie
10-08-2008, 08:57 PM
I know papain can do that, but I think you know me well enough to know that I don't buy "enhanced" meats,and that I do know the difference.

TX Sandman
10-08-2008, 09:01 PM
I know papain can do that, but I think you know me well enough to know that I don't buy "enhanced" meats,and that I do know the difference.

:tap: Now, did I say you did?

Sheesh, just like my kids. :msn-wink::roflmaoha0:

SmokyOkie
10-08-2008, 09:35 PM
I knew you knew.:msn-wink:

PigCicles
10-08-2008, 10:07 PM
I guess I should've put a funny face next to my first question or two ... Hind sight says :msn-wink: :roflmaoha0: :smack: :misbehaving: :D I think maybe the more serious question was (boiled down - no pun intended cuz you ain't Bubba) What was in the rub? That combined with the chemical reaction of the smoke penetrated your ribs through and through (solid smoke ring effect)

They still look tastey though :drooling:

glued2it
10-09-2008, 08:43 AM
sorry once again for the fuzzy pic. Anybody got any tips on how to bring close ups more into focus?


Stand far away from what you are taking a picture of, Then completely zoom in.
Now that the camera is fully zoomed, move in closer until you the picture how you want it.



I might also recommend getting a new camera.

Willkat98
10-09-2008, 09:28 AM
It looks like your auto focus is a bit off.

I'd try Jeremy's suggestion, as both these and previous pics on those blue plates are in focus, but on the wrong thing.

If you notice above, the blue plate and the green beans are indeed in focus, but the meat in front of the plate is out of focus.

So like Jeremy suggests, your ribs may be past the focal point.

SmokyOkie
10-09-2008, 09:45 AM
Stand far away from what you are taking a picture of, Then completely zoom in.
Now that the camera is fully zoomed, move in closer until you the picture how you want it.
I might also recommend getting a new camera.


I don't think I need a new camera. This is a 10meg HP that's only a year old. I think it's more a matterof learning how to use it (I hate reading instructions!)

I've tried your suggestion of standing back and zooming in and it hasn't helped. In fact. that's the way that the fuzzy pic was taken.


It looks like your auto focus is a bit off.

I'd try Jeremy's suggestion, as both these and previous pics on those blue plates are in focus, but on the wrong thing.

If you notice above, the blue plate and the green beans are indeed in focus, but the meat in front of the plate is out of focus.

So like Jeremy suggests, your ribs may be past the focal point.

How would you change that?

I've tried turning the focus to manual and had some mixed success. It seems to be mostly in the close ups that they get fuzzy. It also seems like I didn't used to have the prollem, almost as if I set something wrong once and it stayed that way.

Willkat98
10-09-2008, 09:54 AM
I guess I can't add much other than its time to read the manual :mad:

I know mine has setting for all kinds of crap, with cryptic little symbols that don't mean chit to me.

Maybe it got set somehow to Landscape, or Outdoor, or something and it is purposely focusing further away.

Wish I could help more.

I know I forked my settings one time while messing with it while loaded. I know you mentioned heavy cough meds and previous pain meds. Were you messing with it? :shrug:

PigCicles
10-09-2008, 09:59 AM
Looks to me like you need to back off the zoom a bit and possibly move your focal point a little off center.

Try different settings on the same subject and at different zoom levels until you find what you're after in a given light setting.

SmokyOkie
10-09-2008, 10:55 AM
OK, you guys motivated me. I found and read the following instructions



http://welcome.hp-ww.com/img/s.gif http://welcome.hp-ww.com/img/s.gif
http://welcome.hp-ww.com/img/s.gif Set your camera to close-up or "macro" mode. Check your user manual for exactly how to do this, or look for the shooting mode with an icon depicting a flower. In this mode, your camera will take sharp pictures within inches of your subject.
http://welcome.hp-ww.com/img/s.gif

http://welcome.hp-ww.com/img/s.gif
Use your camera's zoom

http://welcome.hp-ww.com/img/s.gifWithout a macro shooting mode, your camera will have a hard time focusing really close to your subject, but you can use your camera's zoom function.
http://welcome.hp-ww.com/img/s.gif
To get close to your subject using your zoom, you actually have to stand farther away and zoom in. You can catch roughly the same shot as with a macro function. Still, there's no substitute for a true macro shooting mode for getting in really close and sharp.
http://welcome.hp-ww.com/img/s.gif

Know when to use manual settings

See how the subject is sharp, but background is soft. http://welcome.hp-ww.com/img/s.gif For shots farther away than 12 inches or so, it's best to switch to portrait shooting mode. This is a factory preset that reduces your depth of field (http://www.hp.com/united-states/consumer/digital_photography/take_better_photos/tips/depth.html) and makes objects within a few feet of you sharp, while blurring anything in the distance.
http://welcome.hp-ww.com/img/s.gif
http://welcome.hp-ww.com/img/s.gif
Keep your subject centered

http://welcome.hp-ww.com/img/s.gif http://welcome.hp-ww.com/img/s.gif When using a shallow depth of field, you don't have much room to play with. When your subject is really close up, position it right in the middle of the frame to make sure it comes out sharp.
http://welcome.hp-ww.com/img/s.gif

Turn off your flash and use other light sources

http://welcome.hp-ww.com/img/s.gif Your camera's flash will sometimes wash out color in a close-up photo or cause it to look overexposed due to too much light. In these cases, turn your flash off and supplement with available natural light from windows or lamps.
http://welcome.hp-ww.com/img/s.gif
The daylight hours are the easiest time of day for your camera to focus automatically. To help you get the shots you want at night or in low-light conditions, use a tripod or you may get some blur if you don't hold the camera steady.
http://welcome.hp-ww.com/img/s.gif

PhillyMike
10-09-2008, 10:57 AM
i have had that happen when I put them on the smoker cold.


I never cared cause they didnt last that long anyway

cabinetmaker
10-09-2008, 11:12 AM
OK, you guys motivated me. I found and read the following instructions



http://welcome.hp-ww.com/img/s.gif http://welcome.hp-ww.com/img/s.gif
http://welcome.hp-ww.com/img/s.gif Set your camera to close-up or "macro" mode. Check your user manual for exactly how to do this, or look for the shooting mode with an icon depicting a flower. In this mode, your camera will take sharp pictures within inches of your subject.
http://welcome.hp-ww.com/img/s.gif

http://welcome.hp-ww.com/img/s.gif
Use your camera's zoom

http://welcome.hp-ww.com/img/s.gifWithout a macro shooting mode, your camera will have a hard time focusing really close to your subject, but you can use your camera's zoom function.
http://welcome.hp-ww.com/img/s.gif
To get close to your subject using your zoom, you actually have to stand farther away and zoom in. You can catch roughly the same shot as with a macro function. Still, there's no substitute for a true macro shooting mode for getting in really close and sharp.
http://welcome.hp-ww.com/img/s.gif

Know when to use manual settings

See how the subject is sharp, but background is soft. http://welcome.hp-ww.com/img/s.gif For shots farther away than 12 inches or so, it's best to switch to portrait shooting mode. This is a factory preset that reduces your depth of field (http://www.hp.com/united-states/consumer/digital_photography/take_better_photos/tips/depth.html) and makes objects within a few feet of you sharp, while blurring anything in the distance.
http://welcome.hp-ww.com/img/s.gif
http://welcome.hp-ww.com/img/s.gif
Keep your subject centered

http://welcome.hp-ww.com/img/s.gif http://welcome.hp-ww.com/img/s.gif When using a shallow depth of field, you don't have much room to play with. When your subject is really close up, position it right in the middle of the frame to make sure it comes out sharp.
http://welcome.hp-ww.com/img/s.gif

Turn off your flash and use other light sources

http://welcome.hp-ww.com/img/s.gif Your camera's flash will sometimes wash out color in a close-up photo or cause it to look overexposed due to too much light. In these cases, turn your flash off and supplement with available natural light from windows or lamps.
http://welcome.hp-ww.com/img/s.gif
The daylight hours are the easiest time of day for your camera to focus automatically. To help you get the shots you want at night or in low-light conditions, use a tripod or you may get some blur if you don't hold the camera steady.
http://welcome.hp-ww.com/img/s.gif


Yep, Just like we were taught in Photog class with my Pentax K-1000 35mm.

Never use a flash with macro. You also gotta hold the camera very still.

Geek with Fire
10-09-2008, 12:36 PM
It's also good to know that with 10MP, you can crop the picture about 90% and still be useful on the web. I'd just stand back, shoot the shot wide so that the depth of focus will allow everything to be sharp focus. Then just crop down the shot you want. That way it doesn't really matter if the autofocus picks the beens instead of the ribs, they both should be in focus.

Chargrilled
10-09-2008, 12:51 PM
"Never use a flash with macro. You also gotta hold the camera very still. "

:whathesaid:

I can't remember the lil symbol on the Nikon that goes into Macro but it works great for me, I steady my hand on the counter or edge of something or just have 5 more beers before shooting:roflmaoha0:

On the pink, I get decent color drawn into ribs, briskets, and butts when they are vac tumbled with marinade, then on top of that I get smoke ring out of the pit with the rub. Ship me a taste test and I'll let ya know!!! hehehehehehehh

The texture thing I am unsure of, I dont believe my texture changes,hummmmmm who knows.

SmokyOkie
10-09-2008, 01:38 PM
[quote=Chargrilled;16859Ship me a taste test and I'll let ya know!!! hehehehehehehh

The texture thing I am unsure of, I dont believe my texture changes,hummmmmm who knows.[/quote]


I don't think you'd want the ribs in their present form.:roflmaoha0:

cabinetmaker
10-09-2008, 03:45 PM
Tim, how did you shoot the pic of the peppers after they dried out in your pepper thread? the pics in the oven with a flash were out of focus, but the dried pics were sharp and clear.